Farrell Funston
Date of birth: (1936-03-05) March 5, 1936 (age 84)
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Career information
CFL status: Import
Position(s): WR
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
NFL Draft: 1958 / Round: 11
Drafted by: Cleveland Browns
CFL West All-Star: 1961, 1963

Farrell Funston was a Canadian Football League wide receiver for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for eight years. He won three Grey Cup titles with the team.

CFL career[edit | edit source]

After playing college football at Pacific University and being drafted by the National Football League without playing a down, Funston became a wide receiver for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1959 to 1966.[1][2] For all those years, Ken Ploen was his quarterback. Together, they were major factors in Winnipeg's four Grey Cup appearances (1959, 1961, 1962, 1965), including three victories: 1959, 1961, 1962, and one loss: 1965. His highest totals as a receiver were the two years he was voted as a western conference all-star: 1961 (47 catches for 892 yards, 19.0 yards per catch, 8 touchdowns) and 1963 (60 catches for 835 yards, 13.9 yards per catch, 9 touchdowns).

Video clips[edit | edit source]

Farrell Funston catches a 41-yard pass from Ken Ploen to set up the winning TD in the 1959 Grey Cup game on YouTube

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